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LSI Releases Code To Manufacturers – New Increased Capacity ‘SandForce Driven’ SSDs Hit The Streets

Up until this morning, the most recognizable characteristic of a ‘SandForce Driven’ SSD was the fact that it’s capacities were always 60, 120, 240 or 480GB, unlike the standard of 64, 128, 256 and 512GB. This was a strong clue which supported our belief that LSI SandForce and Intel had teamed up for manufacture of their enthusiast level 520 Series …

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ADATA First To Release New Higher Capacity ‘SandForce Driven’ SSD Line

ADATA, Taiwanese purveyor of SSDs and memory products, today announced a new range of SandForce powered offerings. Consisting of three new lines, the XPG SX900, the Premier Pro SP900, and the Premier SP800, each is powered by the SandForce-2281 controller. The XPG SX900 is designed for higher performance, boasting typical SF-2281 speeds of 550MB/s reads and 530MB/s writes. The XPG moniker refers to …

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Rosewill Ranger-M MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case Review

Rosewill has had a renaissance of sorts in the case market.  Trying to provide the right mix of features at the right price is always going to be a challenge “ its a moving target. Lately though, Rosewill has been getting it right and some of their recent offerings have been very well received by enthusiasts. The Ranger-M Chassis seeks …

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SMART Optimus Ultra SAS SSD Capable of 1GB/s Transfer and 100,000 IOPS Performance

SMART Storage Systems, well known for their high performance memory and storage products, has announced the release of their Optimus Ultra SSD. Utilizing a SAS interface, the Optimus will offer a sustained transfer rate of 1GB/s and random read/write performance of 100k and 60k IOPS, respectively. The Optimus  will be available in capacities ranging from 150GB to 1.2TB, which makes it …

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Tegile Systems Emerges With Hybrid SSD Array – Joins Starboard In Enterprise Storage Fray

Tegile Systems, which came into existence on Tuesday, has announced the release of their Zebi hybrid SSD storage array. According to Tegile, SSD Acceleration will allow Zebi to offer up to 5 times the performance of conventional storage arrays. The array will also utilize in-line compression and de-duplication, allowing businesses to save on storage space, enabling them to make the …

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Examining The SSD Industry – Benefits of Owning The Fab

Recent years have seen the consolidation of the memory market to three Tier 1 players, Hynix, Micron and Samsung. This consolidation was the result of enormous CAPEX requirements, coupled with a highly volatile commodity, DRAM. Today’s NAND Flash landscape is broad, compared to DRAM, however possesses the very same traits. Players today include Hynix, Intel, Micron, SanDisk, Samsung and Toshiba. …

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Researchers See Gloom And Doom For SSDs–Shortsightedness Never Ceases To Amaze

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), have announced that SSDs only have about a decade of life left before they become impractical from a functional standpoint. The researchers have stated that as flash memory shrinks, read and write latency, not to mention cumulative bit errors increase. Apparently, one of the team members wrote a paper which asserted that the …

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Our Tech Partner Reviews For a Rainy Thursday

Checking out the reviews posted by our affiliates today, graphics cards were the hot topic. This lead me to think about coloring and crayons and I know one may think there isn’t a connection, but really. isn’t this somehow related to the graphics revolution? I looked into the history of Crayola and did you know the ‘Crayola’ name comes from …

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